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  • Crowded stadiums, pandemic create combustible mix this fall

    09/12/2021 3:55:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies
    AP ^ | September 11, 2021 | TOM MURPHY
    More than 65,000 fans packed a stadium in Tampa to watch Tom Brady lead the Buccaneers to a win in the NFL’s season opener, just hours after President Joe Biden announced a sweeping new plan to slow the latest COVID-19 surge. Most people at the open-air stadium Thursday night didn’t wear masks. There was no vaccine requirement for fans, something Biden has urged sports and entertainment venues to impose. Many other football stadiums are taking a similarly lax approach to pandemic measures this fall, and that worries health experts. This fall’s crowded college and professional football stadiums could create ripe...
  • Fauci gives warning about going to sport stadiums amid Delta

    09/10/2021 9:24:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/10/2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that it’s too soon to head back to sports stadiums, which have been packed with fans not wearing masks as the Delta variant spreads — despite vaccinations showing strong protection against serious infection. “I don’t think it’s smart,” the White House chief medical adviser told CNN earlier this week. “Outdoors is always better than indoors, but even when you have such a congregate setting of people close together,” Fauci added. Fans are flocking to the arenas even as about 136,000 new cases are recorded daily across the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Fauci on college football stadiums packed with maskless fans: 'I don't think it's smart'

    09/07/2021 10:06:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/2021 | Lexi Lonas
    The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, condemned college football games that were packed with fans not wearing masks. “I don’t think it’s smart,” Fauci said during a CNN interview after he was shown pictures of college football stadiums with maskless fans. “Outdoors is always better than indoors, but even when you have such a congregate setting of people close together,” Fauci said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks outside if they are in a crowded space where they are unable to practice social distancing.
  • Science?: Some MLB Stadiums Fully Open, Others Still Limited

    04/09/2021 1:53:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/09/2021 | Warner Todd Huston
    With a focus on Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and the season well underway, the fact that some stadiums are at greater fan capacity while others are still heavily restricted naturally raises questions. MLB announced that the 2021 season would begin with fans returning to the stands despite some fears over the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Though, what form that return is taking differs from team to team and stadium to stadium. Ahead of the season, the league told each team that they should craft their at-home attendance policies by first taking local government requirements as their guide.
  • If you want to travel next year, you may need a vaccine passport

    12/28/2020 3:10:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    KSBW ^ | Dec 28, 2020 | Rishi Iyengar
    Now that coronavirus vaccines are starting to roll out in the U.S. and abroad, many people may be dreaming of the day when they can travel, shop and go to the movies again. But in order to do those activities, you may eventually need something in addition to the vaccine: a vaccine passport application.
  • If you want to travel next year, you may need a vaccine passport

    12/27/2020 11:02:37 AM PST · by thegagline · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/27/2020 | Rishi Iyengar
    Now that coronavirus vaccines are starting to roll out in the US and abroad, many people may be dreaming of the day when they can travel, shop and go to the movies again. But in order to do those activities, you may eventually need something in addition to the vaccine: a vaccine passport application. Several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials that could be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries. The Common Trust...
  • ‘I Think That’s Possible’: Dr. Fauci Optimistic About Full NFL Stadiums in September

    12/01/2020 10:55:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the NFL could have full stadiums again at the start of the 2021 season. Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the comments during an interview with Yahoo! Sports on Monday.
  • Outdoor Stadiums to Reopen With Fans in Texas After State Reports Weeks of New Highs in Coronavirus Cases

    05/28/2020 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/28/20 | Meghan Roos
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that outdoor stadiums will be allowed to open to fans next month at limited capacity for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. While many state leaders have discussed the possibility of reopening stadiums to professional sports teams, most have said welcoming fans inside to watch competitions will not be possible until the country achieves better containment of the virus. Abbott signed the proclamation as an expansion of another he announced last week that approved more businesses and services to reopen. While the original proclamation last Friday allowed professional sports teams to resume...

    05/16/2020 8:15:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/16/20 | James Crowley
    During a COVID-19 update on Friday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer reiterated that sports fans won't be able to fill stadiums until a vaccine is available. In the Friday press conference, Whitmer responded to a reporter's question about what conditions she thought that professional and college sports would be able to return to Michigan. "I think that we're going to be in a new normal for quite a while," Whitmer said. "We need a vaccine, and we need to have mask quantities available or we need to be able to test and acknowledge that we've got some immunity that's built up....
  • Michigan Gov. Whitmer says sports fans ‘not going to be filling stadiums in the fall’ (“Life’s going to be different")

    05/13/2020 2:08:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/13/20 | Dom Calicchio
    Sports fans in Michigan who are expecting a return to normal in the months ahead from a coronavirus shutdown received some disappointing news Tuesday from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Life’s going to be different,” Whitmer said, referring to the state’s eventual emergence from her virus-response order. “We’re not going to be filling stadiums in the fall.” That appeared to be bad news for fans of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, as well as college football teams in the state, such as the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans. Whitmer’s remarks came during an interview on Detroit radio station WKQI-FM, according to the...
  • 5 things we'll miss (or not miss) about Oakland's Coliseum, which hosts last Raiders game Sunday

    12/15/2019 5:07:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    After a few false alarms and even a 13-year trip to Los Angeles, the Raiders are finally saying farewell to Oakland. For good ... assuming no delays with the stadium in Las Vegas, of course. Sunday will mark the end of an era. The Raiders will play their final home game in Oakland. They finish this season with two road games and then they’ll move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. The Raiders moved into the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sept. 18. 1966, after spending their first few seasons bouncing around a few stadiums. Four months after the Raiders...
  • Weak 1: Seats Still Empty For Several Teams As NFL’s 100th Season Kicks Off

    09/09/2019 1:55:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/09/19 | Warner Todd Houston
    This week starts the NFL’s 100th season, but some teams seem to still be finding a awful lot of empty seats. As the Cleveland Browns took on — and lost 43-13 to — the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium, for instance, fans took to social media to express their shock at the number of empty seats:At EverBank Field, the Jacksonville Jaguars also found a horde of empty seats when the lost big to the Kansas City Chiefs 40-26:Meanwhile, at the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens flew into town to skunk the Dolphins 59-10. But fans seemed lacking...
  • Meanwhile, There's A War On

    01/12/2006 4:15:22 AM PST · by saveliberty · 45 replies · 1,082+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | 1/11/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Meanwhile, There's A War On by John HinderakerWe noted here the mysteriously under-covered story of the three would-be terrorists who were arrested in Italy after vowing to launch an attack on America that would dwarf September 11. A reader sent us a link to this article, which has more: The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely...
  • NFL banks billions of dollars on the backs of taxpayers and small businesses

    11/22/2017 3:36:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jeff Mordock
    Take-a-knee protests spark conversation on whether public investment in teams pays off for communitiesThe Cincinnati Bengals threatened the unthinkable in 1995. Team owner Mike Brown vowed the team would move to Baltimore unless a new stadium was built. Taxpayers in Hamilton County, Ohio, where Cincinnati is located, feared something greater than wounded civic pride if their football team left. They worried that the Bengals’ departure would spur an economic crisis throughout the region. A University of Cincinnati study released at the time estimated that the Bengals added $77 million to the local economy. Hamilton County residents could avert disaster, however....
  • The NFL Is Attacking An America That Has Treated It Very Well. Time To End The Tax Breaks

    10/15/2017 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/17 | Matt Gaetz
    While we glorify football players for their accomplishments on the field, they are not heroes. I recently visited with a real hero – a young Army sergeant from my congressional district who still gets body tremors when he stands. Bombs bursting in the air exploded over his unit in Afghanistan, leaving shards of metal stuck in his skull. When I entered his room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he proudly stood at full attention, brimming with nervous energy. I had come to thank him on behalf of a grateful nation, and the sergeant was as respectful as he...
  • NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough

    09/27/2017 4:48:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 27, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    I'm calling foul on all the leftists rushing to protect the NFL's protest crusaders from President Donald Trump's criticism of their national anthem antics. Their shabby line of defense? The NFL is a "private enterprise" whose "rights" are being violated by those who dare to challenge the league's political radicalization. The anti-Trump Democratic Coalition has even filed an ethics complaint alleging that the president's comments constitute a criminal violation against using government offices "to influence the employment decisions and practices" of a private entity. Funny. These fair-weather friends of corporate free speech and the First Amendment were nowhere to be...
  • Multi-Billion Dollar Stadiums: The Seen vs. the Horrid Unseen

    09/27/2017 7:31:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Real Clear ^ | Sep 17, 2017 | Allan Golombek
    Multi-Billion Dollar Stadiums: The Seen vs. the Horrid Unseen By Allan Golombek September 27, 2017 In 1995, the Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis, extracting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers to help build a new stadium. After 20 years in the Gateway City, the Rams moved right back where they came from – leaving the people of St. Louis and Missouri stuck with a $6 million a year tab to pay for an empty football field. American taxpayers spend billions of dollars a year to lure professional sports teams from one place to another in one of...
  • 1965 Boston Dome (proposal)

    08/05/2013 3:32:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    Stadium Page ^ | 8/5/13 | Stadium Page
    This plan was proposed for the Boston South Station area in 1965. It consisted of a retractable dome for football and baseball along an arena for basketball, hockey, and dog racing.
  • FBI: Man plotted to bomb Wrigleyville night spots

    09/20/2010 1:55:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 57 replies ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff Report
    A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested over the weekend for plotting to carry out a bombing outside a strip of crowded Wrigleyville night spots, according to the FBI. They also alleged that Sami Samir Hassoun, of the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, had previously discussed a number of violent plots in Chicago, including a biological attack on the city, poisoning Lake Michigan, attacking police officers, bombing the Willis Tower and assassinating Mayor Richard Daley. But he is only charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device in connection with the...
  • Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup

    04/07/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 842+ views
    CBS ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    SNIPPET: "The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa. "How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise)." SNIPPET: "In addition...